Nick Friend

Multimedia Journalist/FOX UP Anchor

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Multimedia Journalist/FOX UP Anchor

School: Ithaca College
Hometown: Riverside, Rhode Island

Nick joined the TV6 & FOX UP team as an Anchor and Multimedia Journalist in May 2020.

Nick graduated from Ithaca College’s Park School of Communication in the Spring 2020 where he continued his passion and pursuit of media. His experience in journalism started in high school when he interned, and then worked, for the local newspaper as a reporter. Nick proceeded to become the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of his high school’s publication.

In upstate New York, he continued gaining experience in college as he became a constant presence in the student-operated newspaper, TV station and radio stations. His experience included serving as a news and sports host for the oldest student-run television station in the country. Nick also served as a Podcast Editor and hosted his own one-hour radio show as just a part of his experience in three years at Ithaca.

In his free time Nick enjoys watching the news, exercising, exploring new and historic areas, spending time with his loved ones and playing any board game he can get his hands on.

Nick has a deep passion for news and is excited to help keep the Upper Peninsula informed as he explores ‘Someplace Special’ as part of the WLUC team.

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Sambo's, which once had 1,100 restaurants, changes name amid protests

For years the restaurant's many locations were known to carry artists' depictions of “the adventures of Little Black Sambo,” a racist term for a person of African descent.

London protesters clash with police as thousands around world defy coronavirus bans to demonstrate

Paris, London and Tokyo were among the cities where demonstrations took place.

Two Buffalo officers charged with assault over police shoving 75-year-old man to ground

If the man, Martin Gugino, 75, was being disorderly, officers could have arrested him, the prosecutor said. "You don't take a baton and shove it ... and knock him down, and crack his head."

George Floyd memorial in North Carolina draws long lines of mourners

As a hearse carrying Floyd’s coffin arrived at the conference center in North Carolina, people chanted "black power" and "no justice, no peace."

Louisville artist creates projection of Breonna Taylor

Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart created a painting of Breonna Taylor that was projected onto the side of Louisville Metro Hall on what would have been Taylor’s 27th birthday. NBC News' Cal Perry reports.